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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 12276

November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesian Rain Forest

Orangutans are an endangered species, with populations in some areas critically endangered. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis, or the Tapanuli orangutan, was described as living only in an area of forest about 425 square miles in size. The team researching the Tapanuli orangutan contends that it’s the most endangered of all surviving great apes, with only about 4932

October 23, 2017 7:21 AM Samsung Galaxy J7 Catches Fire Mid-Air in Jet Airways Delhi-Indore Flight: Report

A Samsung smartphone caught fire mid-air on a Delhi-Indore flight last Friday, sending dozens of people in panic as the alert crew rushed to put the situation under control, according to a report. The Jet Airways' flight had 120 passengers onboard and it eventually landed safely. The handset, said to be a Samsung Galaxy J7, belonged to a Delhi resident 136

October 19, 2017 4:59 PM China’s auto brands poised for the Next Big Leap

The most striking aspect of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech in Beijing on Wednesday was its astonishing length at over three hours, which got attention on social media. Yet, the significant aspect about his address at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party was his intent to take China to the next level of growth. For a country that is already 271

October 13, 2017 12:26 PM Oppo F5 India Launch Set for for November 2: Expected Specifications

Chinese handset maker Oppo has started sending media invites confirming F5 smartphone India launch on November 2. As expected, the all-new Oppo F5 will be featuring a display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The new Oppo smartphone, much like other devices from the company, will be targeted at selfie-obsessed users. The media invite shows thin bezels of the upcoming 87

October 9, 2017 3:18 AM Samsung Galaxy Duos explodes in man's pocket, company says it's due to third-party battery

A Samsung phone reportedly went up in flames in a hotel in Indonesia on September 30. The incident was caught on video, which was later posted on YouTube. The phone was an old Galaxy device -- Samsung Galaxy Duos that was launched in 2013. Samsung said that the phone was being used with a third-party battery and that led to the incident. The video showed 89

October 9, 2017 3:18 AM Samsung haunted by its past; Galaxy Duos explodes in shirt pocket, incident caught on video

'Smartphone' and 'explosion' have been increasingly featuring in the same sentence. Another incident has been reported from Indonesia where a man's shirt caught fire after the phone in his pocket exploded. Luckily, the man was quick enough to get the shirt out on time. However, all this was captured on a CCTV. The incident happened inside a Hotel in Semarang 96

October 7, 2017 4:25 AM Ron Smith Care Centre celebrates diversity

In September South Africa celebrated the country’s rich diversity in art, history, customs, traditions, language and food. Weeks before the heritage celebrations at Ron Smith Care Centre, residents made headbands designed with their names and countries of the origin. Although the majority of residents are South Africans, the celebrations also boasted 180

September 10, 2017 6:18 PM Sri Lanka has violated sanctions against North Korea

Sept 10, Colombo: The United Nations says that many countries, including Sri Lanka, have violated sanctions imposed on exporting commodities from North Korea. The UN says that North Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least $270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the six-month 128

September 8, 2017 10:14 PM The big day is here!. . . Harare International Carnival reaches climax

All you have to do is to turn up and join in, shake your tail feathers and experience all the colours of the rainbow at this free street party and parade. Marchers in resplendent feathered and sequinned regalia joined by revellers will be carousing in the streets. Around 8 am, the parade begins at Simon Muzenda Street, widely known as Fourth Street 130